tereza at califex.com
Thu Aug 21 12:09:29 EDT 2008
On Aug 21, 2008, at 10:58 AM, Shari Coxford wrote:
> So I tried putting the text manually into a field, intending not to
> use external files at all. Got it looking perfect with center,
> underline, tabs, etc. Fld 1 is the template text, nicely formatted
> directly in Rev with Rev's formatting controls.
> Get the htmltext of fld 1
> Replace xyz with abc in it
> Set the htmltext of fld 2 to it
> And instead of 3 lines being underlined and centered, the entire
> text was underlined and centered, and nothing I scripted seemed to
> fix it.
> So... now I've removed ALL fancyness, all bold, all underline, and
> am trying to work with plain jane text, and it's almost good except
> it prints as one font size larger. Both fields have their fonts and
> sizes set, and so does the stack. At some point it printed properly
> (when everything else was wonky the text size was good), now it
> won't stick with the text size I keep trying to give it.
When you executed "replace xyz with abc in it" when it was the
htmltext of a field, you may have inadvertently altered the html itself.
The key to working successfully with the htmltext in Rev/MC is to LOOK
at the htmltext and make sure it expresses what you want the
formatting to be. Rev sometimes uses <font> and <p> tags where you
wouldn't if you were writing the html.
Most likely your text size problem is a font tag hanging around in the
- Create the field(s) with formatting.
- Edit the htmltext to be sure it's clean and correct.
- Test it.
- Look at the htmlText before and after script substitutions (use
"merge" rather than "replace" to avoid accidents) to be sure you're
doing what you wanted to do.
- Proceed with your template strategy.
I do this all the time. It works.
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